After wandering downtown and building up quite the appetite, C and I headed back uptown for our final Restaurant Week outing at Gotham Bar and Grill.
Gotham Bar and Grill is a wonderful restaurant in the city. It is classic American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh and vibrant flavors. Plus, I love the name... it reminds me of Batman and that I'm living in Gotham city.
The bright and airy restaurant is perfect for a casual lunch or a glamorous night out. I highly recommend checking out the back windows if you ever visit the restaurant, as they look into the most beautiful city garden that I have seen.
Gotham Bar and Grill has a regular price fix menu at lunch ($34) which is such a great dal for this restaurant and the caliber of food. The food is completely worth the price, so it was a particularly great treat to eat there at discounted restaurant week price.
After our long walk we ordered up some well deserved glasses of wine.
I started off with the gazpacho with a light cucumber, melon, and onion salad. It was such a nice starter as it was light and bursting with flavor.
C started with the kale and quinoa salad with currants, almonds, parmesan and peaches. Such a pretty salad and so delicious. What I love about this salad... obviously I was eating off of his plate... is that they had the right proportions of toppings to kale and every bite was a "perfect bite". It was so good and this is the great example of the bright flavors that this restaurant creates.
For the main dish, both of us ordered the orecchiette pasta with chicken sausage, broccoli rabe, sungold tomatoes, chili flakes, oregano, and parmigiano reggiano. Let me just say, that this was beyond delicious. C and I were both loving every bite, and this was one of those moments we were thankful we ordered the same things so that we didn't have to share!
The pasta was almost sitting in a broth, which was so good that I was actually using my spoon so that I wouldn't leave any behind... it was pretty shameless.. It was creamy and so tasty, that I think I told C about a hundred times how wonderful it was.
For dessert, I had to try the lemon pudding cake. As I recently was blown away with the lemon pudding cake at Mailino, previously mentioned here... I had to do a taste test.
This lemon pudding cake was on the tart side, but with the vanilla ice cream it sweetened it right up. I wasn't a fan of the gram cracker crumble as you could tell that it had been sitting in a cooler for awhile and wasn't the best texture or flavor. As such, I'm going to have to say Mailino won this one.
C ordered up the chocolate cake which was very light, not too decadent but had just the right amount of flavor that paired nicely with the ice cream. He was quite content.
Another fabulous meal and I hope to continue eating my way through the city!